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LinuxCon opens for registration, paper submission

Feb 3, 2010 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

The Linux Foundation announced a call for papers and open registration for its second annual LinuxCon conference, scheduled for August 10-12 in Boston. Priority topics for submitted papers include “Linux in mobile devices,” and the show will feature mini-summits for wireless and power management technologies, the nonprofit Linux advocacy organization says.

LinuxCon, which debuted last September in Portland, Oregon, brings together technical and business leadership across the Linux spectrum, including desktop, enterprise, kernel, and embedded development. The Linux Foundation (LF) developed the show as a larger, more open complement to its invitation-only Collaboration Summit, which this year will be held on Apr. 14-16 in San Francisco.

LinuxCon aims to fill the gap between end-user and core-developer events, bringing the two groups together to meet and collaborate, along with administrators, community managers, and industry experts. Last year's conference featured speakers including Linus Torvalds, Joe Brockmeier, Jon Corbet, James Bottomley, and Greg Kroah-Hartman, and Mark Shuttleworth, among others.

LinuxCon is being sponsored by HP, IBM, and Intel, and will be preceded with several community mini-summits on Aug. 8-9, says the LF. Mini-summits are said to include a KVM Forum, Linux Storage & Filesystems Workshop, Linux Security Summit, Wireless Summit, and a Power Management Summit.

Due Mar. 31, papers may be submitted in one of three categories: Developer (kernel, core development, software engineering); Operations (systems architecture, Linux migration and deployment); and Business (open source governance, best practices).

The following topics are being given priority, the LF says:

  • Making Linux smarter
  • Opportunities for Linux in the new global economy
  • Linux in mobile devices
  • Linux in the cloud
  • Optimization in the data center
  • Linux appliances
  • Techniques for successful adoption of Linux in business and/or government
  • Keeping Linux "open"

Stated Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, "LinuxCon has quickly become the destination for collaborating in person on all matters Linux."

Further information

Registration for LinuxCon 2010, which is to be held August 10-12 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront in Boston, Mass., may be found here. Early registration is $300 ($100 for students), rising to $400 on Apr. 16, says the Linux Foundation.

The call for papers for LinuxCon should be here. Submissions are due Mar. 31 at midnight PT.


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